The Big Idea: An emergency kit at home (and in the car and at work!) can help in all kinds of emergencies.
- After watching the video together, start building your own emergency kit. This can seem like a big job, but start by having kids help you find useful things that you already have. For example, you might have an extra water bottle (or an empty bottle or carton that can store water). If you don’t have a backpack to collect supplies, use grocery bags or anything that’s easy to carry.
- For the things you don’t have yet, try adding an item or two to your shopping list each week until your kit is finished. Some key items are: water, medications and first aid items, food that won’t go bad (such as canned or dry goods), flashlights, and extra batteries.
- Decide on a place to keep your emergency kit. It should be a place where everyone can find it quickly.